#2769 closed help (answered)

Disk quota exceeeded on PUMA

Reported by: anmcr Owned by: um_support
Component: PUMA Keywords: disk quota exceeded
Cc: Platform: PUMA
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Could you please increase my disk quota on PUMA. I'm getting a 'disk quota exceeded' error.

Many thanks,


Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 20 months ago by willie

Hi Andrew,

Could you delete any old cylc runs that you no longer need and also any unneeded UM extracts and working copies.


comment:2 Changed 20 months ago by andy

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi Andrew,
I have increased your quota from 3GB to 5GB. Please read http://cms.ncas.ac.uk/wiki/FAQ_T4_F18 and tidy up any unneeded data as you go along.


comment:3 Changed 17 months ago by anmcr

Hi Andy,

I think my disk quota has exceeded again. I get the 'wrong authentication' error below when I try to launch the UMUI on PUMA. Also when I run quota -v I get

anmcr@puma:/home/anmcr> quota -v
Disk quotas for user anmcr (uid 1176):

Filesystem blocks quota limit grace files quota limit grace

/dev/sdb3 4121432 5000000 5100000 226849 0 0

I followed the advice to tidy up my directories. So is the only alternative to increase my disk quota again?

Many thanks,


anmcr@puma:/home/anmcr> X11 connection rejected because of wrong authentication.
Application initialization failed: couldn't connect to display "localhost:23.0"
Error in startup script: invalid command name "option"

while executing

"option add *foreground $colours(enabled_fg)"

(procedure "entry_appearance" line 19)
invoked from within


(file "/home/umui/umui/ghui2.0/tcl/entry.tcl" line 52)

comment:4 Changed 17 months ago by ros

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

comment:5 Changed 17 months ago by ros

Hi Andrew,

You have almost 1Gb of UM working copies of branches in your directory most from pre 2014. Branches that you have finished working on should always be committed to the repository and the working copies deleted. Also any suites that you've finished running the ~/cylc-run/<suite> directory should be deleted to save space.


comment:6 Changed 17 months ago by grenville

  • Resolution set to answered
  • Status changed from reopened to closed
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